Swirling In History: Vintage News Clippings of Couples Who Dared to Love When It Was Damn Scary

Raymond Stough and Beatrice Williams Wed in Chicago with 1000 guest  Jet Mag July 17, 1952

We don't need Black History Month to know about swirling black women throughout history.  But since it is February, and I like history I thought it … [Read more...]

That Awkward Privilege: The Mixed Power Status of Black Men (reposted)

black male privilege, white male privilege, society, power, culture, race, dating, black women, religion, laws, history, comparison,

[This post was originally published 11/03/2011. There were 61 comments back then. I have not been able to figure out how to make those old comments … [Read more...]

Dear “Nuttin’ Butta Brotha Women”: An Open Letter


  Dear "Nothing But A Brother" and "I Don't Date White Guys" black women, How do you feel? Is your holiday season all you'd hope it would … [Read more...]

Why Not Give a Guy in Prison a Chance?

Newsweek March 3, 2003

I was scrolling through the television channels and came across a show called Prison Wives.  I was giving it a side eye based on the title alone but I … [Read more...]

REVISITED in light of Trayvon Martin verdict

Black Murder Versus White Murder: Why Jamie Foxx Haters Represent More Than Racial Hatred

jamie foxx trayvon shirt

This post was originally published on April 16, 2013. Temporarily pinned as relevant to the recent Trayvon Martin verdict.   DISCLAIMER: … [Read more...]

I Say Hot Salt–Pillars of Salt to the Extreme!!

Beautiful woman with long hair

This is for the people who no matter what truths you show them, they refuse to see or acknowledge what is right before them and maintain the same … [Read more...]

Want to Get Your Degree Overseas — for Free?

adrianne george lind

I have always been a go getter. When I was a teenager in high school, the opportunity came to be a summer student in Mexico. I along with a few … [Read more...]

Why is the Dress You Wear Just Once Always White? A Brief History…


"From Times Past" White has long been accepted as the traditional color of the wedding dress, but wedding gowns were not always white. The … [Read more...]

Ever Wonder Who “Uncle Tom” Really Was?

This photo of what was thought to be the 'Josiah Henson / Uncle Tom's Cabin.  It is located at 11420 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD.

Laurie Woodall, a dear family friend of my husband's family and now mine, spent some time in northern Virginia. While visiting her childhood home, she … [Read more...]

Hold Everything: They’re Bringing Back Kenya Dolls!


That's right! For those of you who remember, there was a time in the 1990s when there was series of dolls in different skin shades marketed to … [Read more...]

Get Over It! Rainbow Men Like Their Women Skinny!

I don't care what color you are, that body is healthy and hawt!

_________________________________________ Blast from the Past! Brought back for our current audience to read & comment on. Originally … [Read more...]